However there is another Apostle who took up the pen under the direction of the Holy Ghost and wrote about “The Living Word” – namely the Apostle Peter. Peter will explain in 1 Peter 1 why the design of Christian salvation is centered around enjoyment of the Word and the WORD.
Peter - the man of "The Word"
Prior to God's grace, I had anything but joy towards the Word. Jesus Christ was of no consequence in my thinking. I tried to gain joy through self-righteousness. Before faith came, I was in bondage, under judgment, condemned by the Law of God. (Galatians 3:24ff) However once God in His grace called my name, I believed, and now am enjoying the riches of freedom in my salvation. Quite literally, there is "rejoicing" over what Christ has done and is doing in having made me an heir of the promises of salvation. (Galatians 4:30)
How joy shines through the believer's salvation
The believer's uncontainable joy - The Living WORD